Kicker Rock, San Cristobal

Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido) are the spectacular remains of an old tuff cone whose flanks are covered with seabirds. It is a popular dive site off the coast of San Cristóbal (Chatham) Island, the easternmost island in the Galápagos archipelago, and one of the oldest geologically. The capital of the archipelago, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, lies at the south-western tip of the San Cristobal Island.

An easy walk from town Frigatebird Hill offers a fantastic vista. San Cristobal's highlands are sprinkled with farms, the island's first settlement El Progresso and El Junco, the only freshwater lake in Galapagos.

Red-footed, blue-footed and masked boobies make their home on the eastern side of the island at Punta Pitt.

Things to See and Do

* Leon Dormido – scuba diving and snorkeling site
* Interpretation Center at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
* Las Tijeretas - (Frigatebird hill).
* Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado – giant turtle viewing
* La Loberia beach – view marine iguanas, sea lions etc.

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – U.S. dollar2 (USD)
Language – Spanish
Population – 40,000 approx (Galapagos islands)
Land Area – 558 km² (San Cristobal island)
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 593

Port Location – The main port town on San Cristobal island is Puerto Bazuerizo Moreno.

Transport Links – TAME has flights twice weekly (Wednesday and Friday) from the mainland. Icaro has just started flights to the islands.

There are daily boats from Puerto Ayora in Santa Cruz. The two hour boat ride is rough and noisy.

EMETEBE has flights to Baltra-airport and Isabela if there is enough demand.

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